The Night Note: 10/1/09

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By Brendan Williams-Kief
|  Thursday, Oct 1, 2009  |  Updated 7:15 PM EDT
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BARRY'S ESTRANGED WIFE GETS TO KEEP TENNIS CENTER
Cora Masters Barry reached a settlement agreement with D.C. that will let her Southeast Tennis and Learning Center stay put.

The city was trying to evict the center, which Barry, the estranged wife of Councilman Marion Barry, runs through her non-profit Recreation Wish List Committee.  (NBC Washington)

MILLIONAIRE MOORE: 'CAPITALISM DID NOTHING FOR ME'
Documentary film director Michael Moore, who has become a millionaire thanks to the profits from his movies, told CNSNews.com that “capitalism did nothing” for him. 

CNSNews.com spoke with Moore on the red carpet at the Uptown Theatre in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday night before the premiere of his upcoming documentary, “Capitalism: A Love Story."  (CNSNews)

MOVE OVER LUCY, MEET ARDI
The story of humankind is reaching back another million years with the discovery of “Ardi,” a hominid who lived 4.4 million years ago in what is now Ethiopia.

The 110-pound, 4-foot female roamed forests a million years before the famous Lucy, long studied as the earliest skeleton of a human ancestor. (MSNBC)
 

MICHELE BACHMANN DROPS ANOTHER DIME
Last night on the House floor, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) spoke to Congress about "school based health clinics" (SBHC), labeling the clinics discussed in current House health care legislation as "sex clinics."

The conservative congresswoman suggested that if health care reform passes, the nation's schools might begin offering abortions to students. Bachman's interpretation of the health care reform bill holds that the legislation is designed to bring Planned Parenthood into educational facilities. According to Bachmann,  (Huffington Post)

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